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Potty Training in One Day: A Guide for Today's Parents Paperback – May 8, 2006
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Top Customer Reviews
I purchased this book :( Much to my disappointment, in the intro I found that it is part of a "system" that includes a "drink and wet doll". The "big day" involves the child teaching the doll how to go potty. I threw the book across the room. Out of curiosity, I went to the website where you can purchase their full line of products. You can get the doll and book as a set for $49.95. Hmmmm. Or, you can go really nuts and get the "complete system" which includes doll and bottle, book, potty, and undies for $89.95. Please!!! But you cannot buy just the doll! So, what do you do if you're a dummy like me who already bought the book? You're out another 50 bucks!
I went back to the book description on amazon, just to make sure I didn't overlook something, and didn't find any mention of needing an accompanying doll. No mention was made in the two 5-star reviews either. Very fishy.
I am doing some major mental head slaps for even looking for a book! I have 2 older boys who potty trained without the aid of a drink and wet doll! I can do this!!!
I don't have a problem with someone using this method to potty train. Hey...whatever works! And, I'm sure the book makes some good points about the whole process of potty training. I'm still too mad to look at the book, though. What I do take issue with is being baited into buying a "complete system" which "includes everything a parent would need to potty train in one day". How about telling us that BEFORE we buy the book!!!
We went into house lockdown for nearly 30 hours before giving up on it. We used the entire sytem, the training pants, the doll (which is missing like a third of her hair across the top), the potty seat, the potty cover (the "convenient" loop for hanging it on a hook snapped off after less than a week of use). The potty pants did nothing to help, and required us following our kid around with a towel the entire time. You might as well not use them at all--and we washed them beforehand as advised. We did the treats, the stickers, the having Potty Patty pee in the pot (more often than not it ends up on your leg before you can get her pants off, and the bottle is hard to get in her mouth). Perhaps this book is meant for the older child, and not one who is under 2.5 years of age.
In the end, our kid ended up being more resistant to the potty whereas before she had been so-so with it. For some reason she relates to Potty Patty though--probably because she has a lot of accidents!
I bought the Potty Scotty Doll and the book came with it, so at least I didn't shell out money for a book that I essentially already have, but I was VERY disappointed to see basically the Cliff's Notes version on Nathan Azrin's book!
I suspect that with a good deal of forethought, one might be able to come up with these ideas oneself, but it was so helpful to have the charts to follow, detailing the process of demonstrating desired and undesired behaviors.
I have read the previous comments, and while I appreciate that the repetition of the 10 practice runs could be stressful, the author emphasizes repeatedly that the parent must remain calm and not allow it to be part of a battle of wills. For my daughter, the repetition certainly emphasized the process and was integral to her mastery of the potty training, and I think it is the reason why we have had no accidents since our two day weekend process (at 2 years and almost 5 months). She had until then talked a lot about the potty and had seen friends use it, had sat on it occasionally with clothing and sometimes without, and had once accidentally used it (it was not apparent that she expected anything to happen and seemed surprised when it did). After this, she gained not only the recognition of the signs that she needed to go, but also the ability to chart a course to the bathroom, remove her underpants, sit, go, and wait to finish before standing.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I used this book and the system for all three of my boys. I am not paid to say this and have zero connection with this product, but am only reviewing because it was incredibly... Read morePublished 3 months ago by Not a soccer mom
I have a son on the autism spectrum and tried so many different ways to potty train him. I then came across this book and thought hey lets give it a try. Read morePublished 19 months ago by Star
It depends on your kid and their age and personality as to whether this book and doll will work for you. Read morePublished 20 months ago by Ellen Watkins
This may work for families with neurotypical children but not for my situation with my son who has Autism and Developmental Coordination Disorder.Published on May 26, 2014 by Tish M. Skibinski
This book is nothing but a commecial to get you to buy the other products the author is pushing. I have spoken to multiple child care workers and counselors and none of them... Read morePublished on May 13, 2013 by Janet
This book will only set parents up for disappointment and frustration. Some reviewers were generous enough to say that this book contained some good concepts. Read morePublished on April 6, 2013 by Sarah Hartmann
Short book, easy read-with some grammar errors that bothered my OCD side. LOL I think my daughter is almost ready to potty train. Read morePublished on March 15, 2013 by Christina
Unless you buy the doll with this, the book is useless. In fact, even with the doll it's pretty useless. Read morePublished on February 22, 2013 by Amazon Customer